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Monday, July 15, 2013

Futures Game Recap: Sano & Buxton Shine on National Stage; I Sweat

I attended Sunday's MLB Futures Game. It was pretty exciting. The pitchers really stood out -- 94-96 MPH fastballs, great breaking stuff to keep MiLB's best hitters guessing. The other thing that stood out was the heat. It was 95 degrees outside, and hotter at field level.

Miguel Sano started; Byron Buxton came in as a sub (speedster Billy Hamilton started over Baseball's #1 Prospect based on "seniority"; sounds kind of lame to me). Anyway, neither player made a big impact offensively, though Sano did hit the ball crisply.

I don't have much in the way of a review, except to note that these very, very young players put on a great show.

Here are a few pics of our guys:

Byron Buxton warming up before his first at-bat















Miguel Sano: Just An Absolute Beast





















Guys, it seems like we might have an issue with uniform numbers . . . .

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